Following excavation works for the ongoing Wawne Road carriageway repairs, further structural repairs are required to the Foredyke Bridge. Until this work is carried out the bridge will be closed to traffic for public safety reasons.
At this stage they estimate that the bridge will have to remain closed for approximately three months to allow completion of this essential work. Once a structural engineer has assessed the extents of the works required, a further update with a more accurate completion date will follow.
All other works will be completed as planned and on schedule, and access to Kingswood Academy will be maintained via the Bude Road / Wawne Road roundabout.
The current diversion utilising the emergency link road and temporary traffic signals will remain in place until the bridge can be opened.